A well-known laboratory on the Iowa State University campus is outgrowing its space. And pending legislative approval, the lab hopes to be in its own facility in the next five years.

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a fully accredited, diagnostic, teaching and research laboratory on the campus of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The laboratory offers unbiased, critical diagnostic services to meet the needs of Iowa animal owners and consumers.

Disease, toxin research

Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL) directly serves the Iowa and regional animal agriculture industry through testing for diseases, measuring levels of nutrition in feedstuffs and diets and testing for toxins.

It’s the only one of its kind in Iowa, and one of only 11 fully accredited Tier 1 labs in the U.S. National Animal Health Laboratory Network. As such, the ISU VDL plays a key role in national surveillance and...